LOCAL rider Bret Trigg definitely pulled the trigger at his first motocross meeting of the year at last weekend’s Shipwreck Coast 2-Day Open at Warrnambool, January 23-24.
The 23-year-old Shipwreck Coast Motorcycle Club member used his resident knowledge of the track to full advantage as he took out his first race win in over 8 years. “The weekend was great. We don’t really get to ride on a track that was prepared the way it was,” Bret said.
“It was fantastic to ride Warrnambool at its true potential. The club put a great amount of effort into providing a great track to start the season off and I was lucky enough to start the season off in really good fashion,” he added.
Bret won two out of four of his races in the Senior Lites C Grade class. “It was my first race of the year and my second year back after an 8 year absence and I started it off with a holeshot and I led from start to finish which is something that I haven’t done it a long time which was a great feeling,” Bret said.
He battled it out Geelong rider Ethan Gotts who won the second and third motos. “Ethan Gotts was extremely quick the whole weekend. He got out in front and I tried to chase him down but he was just too quick. I had to go out and win the final moto to win the class,” he continued.
“I’d never been in that position before so I didn’t really know how to do it. All I really wanted to do was get a good start and I went out and got the holeshot and led the race from start to finish which rewarded me with the overall victory,” Bret added.
Shipwreck Coast Motorcycle Club President Alan Primmer was thrilled with how the event turned out on the weekend. “It all went really well. It got a little bit dry on Saturday but we got a bit of rain overnight and we watered the track too so it was really good,” Alan said.
“All the locals rode really well. Tracey Chilton, Roger Laycock and all the club volunteers did an extremely good job over the weekend,” Alan added.
The club will be extremely busy hosting a number of big motocross events in the next few months with the opening round of the 2016 Western Regions Motocross Series on Sunday, February 28 and the second round of the coveted Victorian Junior Motocross Championships on the weekend of April 9-10.
Bret is aiming to compete in the Western Regions MX Series this season. “I can’t really believe the start I’ve had. After winning the first race I was like: ‘What’s going on?!’ Bret said.
Bret would like to thank the Shipwreck Coast Motorcycle Club, as well as Transmoto and Honda for providing him with a bike this season.
“It’s been a very long time since I won a race and that was on a 65cc probably over 8 years ago. My goal this weekend was to win a race and be consistent and that’ll be the key for the whole year too,” Bret added.